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April 26, 2004



Stay Tuned

Information from Texas Parks and Wildlife is available on radio and television, as well as the newsstand.

Radio

Passport to Texas, TPWD’s radio series of weekday, 90-second stories is broadcast on about 100 Texas stations. Airing the week of April 26-30, what’s the best way to watch animals? Act like one. Plus, discarded blue jeans and unused oilfield pipe might seem like trash, but it’s a builder’s treasure at a couple of remodeled state parks.

For more information, visit the Web (http://www.passporttotexas.org/).

Video News

TPWD provides video news reports that run in newscasts on numerous Texas stations, as well as on cable and satellite outlets around the nation. This month’s stories include: Spring turkey season is here and with it come many hunters from both in and out of state to try their luck at bagging one of these creatures; the Great Texas Birding Classic brings bird watchers from all over the country to compete in a week-long ’birdathon.’ This year, however, some contestants will leave their binoculars at home; this spring there are two new ways to enjoy state parks; buy a new State Parks Pass to get into the more than 120 state parks and then fish free when you get there; and once they were cargo ships during World War II, now they are home to marine life in the sea.

Television

"Texas Parks & Wildlife" is a weekly half-hour television series seen on PBS affiliates around the state. Airing April 25- May 2, a Houston architect who builds boats; bats, bikes and buffalo at Caprock Canyons; camo clothing; learning search and rescue; and all about Comal Springs.

For more information about this week’s programs and where they can be viewed, visit the Web (http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/tv).

Magazine

Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine is always available on newsstands throughout the state and by subscription for $19.95 a year. To subscribe, call (800) 937-9393 or order online (http://www.tpwmagazine.com/).

KE 2004-04-26


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